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Classic Ossobuco

with Braised Vegetables
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Classic Ossobuco

Classic Ossobuco - Gently and slowly cooked, veal shank falls off the bone

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Health Score:
8,1 / 10
1 hr
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
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Nutritional values

Thanks to veal and peas there is a lot of high quality protein. Iron and zinc, which help against fatigue, lack of energy and susceptibility to colds, are also abundant. The braised vegetables also provide secondary plant substances that provide all-round protection.

If you want to cook with grape juice instead of wine, do a taste test: If the juice or fruit juice drink, as it is usually offered, is very sweet, then you should take only little of it and work more with water (or light broth).

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie441 kcal(21 %)
Protein64 g(65 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A0.9 mg(113 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.7 mg(64 %)
Niacin27 mg(225 %)
Vitamin B₆0.7 mg(50 %)
Folate51 μg(17 %)
Pantothenic acid2.5 mg(42 %)
Biotin6.1 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2 μg(67 %)
Vitamin C17 mg(18 %)
Potassium833 mg(21 %)
Calcium92 mg(9 %)
Magnesium81 mg(27 %)
Iron8.8 mg(59 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc6.2 mg(78 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.4 g
Uric acid536 mg
Cholesterol146 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 onions
2 carrots
2 stalks Celery
3 Tbsps Pastry flour
2 tsps hot ground paprika
2 ½ lbs Veal (about 1.25" thick)
2 Tbsps olive oil
¾ cup white wine (or grape juice)
1 ½ cups Veal stock
1 garlic clove
4 sprigs parsley
1 Organic orange
7 ozs frozen Peas
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Roasting pan (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Whisk

Preparation steps

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 1

Peel the onions and carrots. Rinse celery, pat dry, and remove any strings. Cut the vegetables into 1/4-inch cubes.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 2

Whisk together the flour and paprika in a bowl.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 3

Dredge the shanks in seasoned flour to coat, tapping off excess.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 4

Heat the oil in a roasting pan. Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper, then brown in 2 batches until golden brown on both sides. Remove meat from pan.


Combine onions, carrots and celery in the roasting pan and sauté, stirring constantly, until translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 6

Stir wine or juice into vegetables in pan, then pour in veal stock. Return veal to pan, cover and simmer over low heat until meat is very tender, 1 1 / 2 to 2 hours, turning once. (The meat should be "soft;" the exact cooking time depends on the thickness of the shanks.)

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 7

For the seasoning mix (gremolata): Peel the garlic and chop finely. Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 8

Rinse the orange in hot water and wipe dry. Remove the zest in wide strips with a vegetable peeler, then cut into fine strips. Mix orange zest with garlic and parsley in a small bowl.

Classic Ossobuco preparation step 9

Combine half of the gremolata with the frozen peas and distribute evenly over veal. Cook in oven until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve ossobuco with the remaining gremolata sprinkled on top.